History of Siemens Building technologies
Siemens Building Technologies is an Operating Division of Siemens AG and was founded on October 1, 1998, through the acquisition of the industrial activities of Electrowatt Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland), thus integrating and combining several decades of experience in building automation and fire safety. Electrowatt’s history dates back to its foundation in 1895 with a focus on power generation and distribution and respective engineering services. Its industrial arm was built in the second half of the 20th century by the acquisition of Cerberus Ltd. (Männedorf, Switzerland), a world leader in fire safety founded in 1940, and of Staefa Control System Ltd. (Stäfa, Switzerland), a leading European player in building automation, founded in 1962. In 1996, Electrowatt acquired Landis & Gyr Ltd. (Zug, Switzerland), founded in 1896, and merged this company’s building automation activities with Staefa Control System under the new name of Landis & Staefa.
More then 150 years experience in the field of fire safety:
- Fire alarm;
- Toxic an explosive das detection;
A complete security portfolio consisting of systems and products in the fields of:
- Access control;
- Intrusion detection;
- Video surveillance.
In response to the trends in unified monitoring and management of all building systems, Siemens offers integrated solutions, covering security, safety and comfort systems. DMS8000 and Desigo Insight software platforms provide opportunity for graphic visualization, management and monitoring of all systems within one or more buildings.